Anyway, cool chapter. Nel and Halibel! Hurray boobies! Why is Nel still a kid anyway? Why wouldn't Orihime fix her head for her? Jealous of the competition probably...
Also confirmed that at least Ivan and that other guy were arrancars with quincy powers. Seems that Buckbeard is Aizen 2.0, same shit different day.
Shikai Zangetsu is calm, older, bigger than Ichigo and beside being a partner figure, he fulfills a parental/master type position, he teaches Ichigo some basis and is much more cooperative than TZ.
On the other hand, TZ is much younger, around Ichigo's age and size, he shouts, he is more emotional, he recognize himself as Tensa Zengetsu and not just Zangetsu, his main purpose is to be a true partner.
The last one, Hollow Zangetsu, is the least cooperative and the most emotional of all Zangetsus. He looks like Ichigo and is linked to his desire/urges and instinct (especially the survival one), thus when Ichigo is about to die, he will claim control for the survival of them all (or just himself ;P).
Beside, you have missed an important part, the words the king spoke before killing them off, they are important, as they are linked to his ability. He didn't shoot them off, cut them off, or blast them off, what he did, was devour them. His ability, is certainly that of a Quincy, but his basic ability of disintegration and absorption, far surpasses that of a normal Quincy, to the point that he doesn't even need to loosen their spirit particles, he can instantly dissolve and absorb them.
Considering there was no action, I wonder how many people voted highly for this weeks chapter because Hali and/or Nel were revealed to be alive.
Also, looks like these were regular arrancars, could have just been a fluke release, time will tell.
- Kubo finally killed off the most useless character who never gets any screen time...Mr. mustache of the 1ts squad.
- Nell is back :D
- So hes been keeping Espada #3 as a sex slave eh? Kinky!
- So are these Arancars created from espada#3 giving birth to them lol?
But the chapter indicates that he is likely quincy and a very strong quincy(maybe the first quincy or a survivor of the massacre 200 years ago and found some way to prolong his life)... look how he controlled the spirit particles of his "throne" were he sits and created it into stairs as he was about to reveal halibel as a prisoner ( http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/485/15 ).... it reminds me of how ishida actually absorbed the reishi in SS when he was in his final form....imo he looks more like kenpachi with a ridiculous beard.. you know the kenpachi before he was in gotei13, before he had spiky hair
One more thing though... i'm still puzzled about ivan and luder... now we know that they were arrancar... why did ivan had a bow? where they "quincified" or whatever term is used here or just trained to use a quincy equipment? like what the other mask dude asks their leader... is it necessary to kill the arrancars since they are precious soldiers and battle ready and are not in need to be taught how to fight...
Great to see Nell back!
Don't know why, but I'm still not givin up on Bleach.
1. that dude has to be the twin brother of Zangetsu.. just look at him, it has to be.
2. Aizen NEEDS to come back now, it's nothing without him.
When Aizen returns; I want him to say: let me explain, why I knew that this would happen.. I planned it all along :)
They Need to get Inoue on Nell's Mask and fix the thing, even more pressing, they need to get Unohana and Inuoe on Yamamoto Genrusai's arm and fix that too.
I want to see a lot of Slashing, a lot of Eviscerating, a lot of Mayhem just the kind of action we saw when Hichigo took on 2nd release Ulquiorra.